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Welcome to DarkHorrorGames (DHG) Online Games

DarkHorrorGames is a website devoted only to horror online games. We don't care about zombies or monsters unless they bring in the atmosphere of pure evil and a sticky sense of blood and absolute horror. Online games will give you a glimpse at what older rated console games are like.

So, what does make a horror game scary?

Online horror games are slightly more popular now because they are severely underserved in the PC and games console world. Horror games are almost none existent, since most horror premises are co-opted into action games. Apparently, hunting down aliens or genetic mutations is no longer a subject for scary games, and is just used as an excuse for another action game. There have been some scary games in the past. Silent Hill 1 and 2 were frightening, as were the early Resident Evil games, with Resident Evil 4 winning all the prizes. Dead Space has its moments, as does Manhunt.

What is so scary about horror games?

With games like Manhunt, it is probably the sheer violence. With Slender (the 3D versions), it is the creepy feeling of being followed. With the Resident evil games, it is the silent arena that makes those scary moments more shocking. Plus, most of the Resident evil games put you against increasingly difficult foes with increasingly less ammo.

Silent hill 1 and 2 were the scariest, due in part to the difficult the handle controls, the feeling of isolation, the very scary noises and music, and the general lack of visibility. Other games have tried to recreate this by not allowing the user to see the floor, but it does not recreate what Silent Hill 1 and 2 managed to achieve.

Are scary online games hit or miss?

Yes they are. But, it always seems to be the ones that show you too much that are the biggest losers. Even with a point-and-click game, if you are only shown a quick flash of possible something, then it is better than the severed head in the paper basket. The popup scary pranks in the games are okay, but they become tired for the more hardcore horror gamer. It is the ones that tease you more that are the best, such as if you click on a photo to have a closer look, and you think you see the little girl in the picture blink.


WARNING: Some images in games on this website might be disturbing for you. Yet, there is no risk or personal/emotional investment, so if you see something that you don't like, simply close the window.

UPDATE: Due to the increased interest in the escape games I decided to initiate a new project entitled Cool Escape Games, which contains not only horror but also all other types of escape games, such as house, prison and room escape

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  • hamidcorehamidcore commented on Evil Doll : this game is dumb
  • hamidcorehamidcore commented on I miss you : lol
  • janellediasjanelledias commented on Stairs - Demo : is anyone else a lefty i find it very annoying as a lefty and using wasd to move instead of the arrow keys just saying
  • ScientistScientist commented on Evil Doll : The game looks good but i don't quite get it...I can't even move on my own.★★★★
  • scary_kidscary_kid commented on Slender Flashlight : this is an awesome slender man game , I like it very much!
  • scary_kidscary_kid commented on The Cursed Forest : pa i nije bas tako strasna, mislim da ima boljih Slender igrica od ove @stefan2806
  • VampireVampire commented on I miss you : this not scary.
  • Stefan2806Stefan2806 commented on The Cursed Forest : Супер игра. Јако страшна :)
  • scary_kidscary_kid commented on I miss you : weren't * sorry, my bad :D
  • scary_kidscary_kid commented on I miss you : One jumpscare at the end of the game, the others wasnt working for me. 3stars, could be better.
  • ScientistScientist commented on Purgatorium : I was stuck for 15 minutes until i found the next items to click lol. Good enough.5 stars
  • ScientistScientist commented on Dungeon Nightmares : Oh i can't believe that i didn't comment on my favorite game here.The game is probably hard and very scary but it didn't work at me much because i already experienced a lot of such horror games.But it was still a good idea and inspiration.5 stars Bonus Tip:If you don't want to lose your progress per night at dying,just quickly restart the game before you officially die.
  • andrewbuilder100andrewbuilder100 commented on Five Nights At Freddy's 3 : does this give virius?
  • ScientistScientist commented on I miss you : First comment yeah! Very nice game because of the screams and jumpscares.Good enough for 5 stars and worth a favorite.Can't wait for the sequel.
  • ScientistScientist commented on Kill Slender 2D : The game isn't very scary but the music is good even tho it's stolen.The funny thing is that i always shot slender in the balls by accident.5 stars
  • scary_kidscary_kid commented on Slender Man 2D: Sanatorium : this game is really cool, I like to play it :))
  • ScientistScientist commented on SCP - Containment Breach : Michael Metzger@ I am happy that i can help you because not much people care about such comments i always check new comments. Every game i know here to download was virus free and also mostly didn't need a program.Yes you can download it but at me it sometimes get some memory violation thing and it crashes.Well good luck.
  • Michael MetzgerMichael Metzger commented on SCP - Containment Breach : Is this a safe website to download games? because I've always wanted to play SCP, but is it virus free? Please be honest with me.
  • scary_kidscary_kid commented on Slendytubbies 2 : it takes a while to load but after loading I'm getting the black screen only... :(
  • ScientistScientist commented on Curse Village Defense : Not bad i rated 4. @Bloody_Gamer you can't have 1417480 points because you would be on the top players then and you joined 2015-6-17, you physically can't get so much points.
  • Bloody_GamerBloody_Gamer commented on Curse Village Defense : Not bad for a zombie game the problem for me tho is that it wont let me send my score oh well my score is {1417480 pts.} im happy
  • scary_kidscary_kid commented on Being One: Episode 5 - The Infection : not bad but definitely not the best ...
  • HellaRadKawaiiCatHellaRadKawaiiCat commented on The Crooked Man : This was one of my favorite games. I especially enjoyed watching pewdie play it.
  • CreepyalexCreepyalex commented on Unrested Souls : Awesome game!
  • VampireVampire commented on 1916 Der Unbekannte Krieg : best new game on this gameside for me;)
  • scary_kidscary_kid commented on Don't Escape 2 - The Outbreak : finally, everyone survived :D
  • serialzeroserialzero commented on 1916 Der Unbekannte Krieg : This game has fantastic graphics, creepy visuals, and great sound effects. My only gripe is that I seem to slide backwards every time I turn around. Has this happened to anybody else? Or is it supposed to be part of the whole hallucinatory, disorientation experience?
  • CreepyalexCreepyalex commented on Scare Dare - Abandoned House Escape : Not bad, but I expected a little bit more
  • Dark mikasaDark mikasa commented on Slenderman Must Die : it's very nice game and scary at the same time
  • scary_kidscary_kid commented on Slender Space : 5 stars for the nice graphics, smooth navigation and Dr.Markiplier :))))

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